John Adair developed his Action-Centred Leadership model during the 1960s and 1970s while lecturing at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy. His model combines organizational needs with human need. There are three elements in the model: the task, the team, and the individual. Three things must be accomplished:
To achieve the task means:
To manage the team requires:
To manage an individual requires:
Adair also developed a "50:50 rule" for situations with two means of influence. This rule stated that 50% of the motivation comes from the individual, and 50% comes from external factors, such as leadership. Applied to teambuilding, 50% of the success comes from the team, and 50% comes from the facilitator.
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